This Jazz Man

This Jazz Man Author Karen Ehrhardt
ISBN-10 0547545746
Release 2006-11-01
Pages 32
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In this toe-tapping jazz tribute, the traditional "This Old Man" gets a swinging makeover, and some of the era's best musicians take center stage. The tuneful text and vibrant illustrations bop, slide, and shimmy across the page as Satchmo plays one, Bojangles plays two . . . right on down the line to Charles Mingus, who plays nine, plucking strings that sound "divine." Easy on the ear and the eye, this playful introduction to nine jazz giants will teach children to count--and will give them every reason to get up and dance! Includes a brief biography of each musician.



The Jazz Man

The Jazz Man Author Mary Hays Weik
ISBN-10 9780689717673
Release 1993-10-31
Pages 48
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Nine-year-old Zeke, who lives in Harlem, listens to the wonderful music coming from the jazz musician's piano across the court and escapes for a while from the harsh realities that worry him.



Doc

Doc Author Frank Adams
ISBN-10 9780817317805
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 267
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Doc is the autobiography of jazz elder statesman Frank “Doc” Adams, highlighting his role in Birmingham, Alabama’s, historic jazz scene and tracing his personal adventure that parallels, in many ways, the story and spirit of jazz itself. Doc tells the story of an accomplished jazz master, from his musical apprenticeship under John T. “Fess” Whatley and his time touring with Sun Ra and Duke Ellington to his own inspiring work as an educator and bandleader. Central to this narrative is the often-overlooked story of Birmingham’s unique jazz tradition and community. From the very beginnings of jazz, Birmingham was home to an active network of jazz practitioners and a remarkable system of jazz apprenticeship rooted in the city’s segregated schools. Birmingham musicians spread across the country to populate the sidelines of the nation’s bestknown bands. Local musicians, like Erskine Hawkins and members of his celebrated orchestra, returned home heroes. Frank “Doc” Adams explores, through first-hand experience, the history of this community, introducing readers to a large and colorful cast of characters— including “Fess” Whatley, the legendary “maker of musicians” who trained legions of Birmingham players and made a significant mark on the larger history of jazz. Adams’s interactions with the young Sun Ra, meanwhile, reveal life-changing lessons from one of American music’s most innovative personalities. Along the way, Adams reflects on his notable family, including his father, Oscar, editor of the Birmingham Reporter and an outspoken civic leader in the African American community, and Adams’s brother, Oscar Jr., who would become Alabama’s first black supreme court justice. Adams’s story offers a valuable window into the world of Birmingham’s black middle class in the days before the civil rights movement and integration. Throughout, Adams demonstrates the ways in which jazz professionalism became a source of pride within this community, and he offers his thoughts on the continued relevance of jazz education in the twenty-first century.



Jazz Baby

Jazz Baby Author Lisa Wheeler
ISBN-10 0152025227
Release 2004
Pages 40
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Baby and his family make some jazzy music.



Hear Me Talkin to Ya

Hear Me Talkin  to Ya Author Nat Shapiro
ISBN-10 0486217264
Release 1955
Pages 429
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Leading jazz composers and performers reveal their personal feelings toward the history and future of the art form



Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader Author S. Duncan Reid
ISBN-10 9780786435357
Release 2013-08-23
Pages 352
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The contributions of this late pioneering jazz vibraphonist--composer, arranger and band leader Cal Tjader have largely been undervalued. This book is a major corrective. The greater part covers the Grammy winner's 40-year professional life, and his explorations of both Latin and jazz music. His personal life is remembered by those who knew Cal best. The extensive research going into this book features many interviews with family, friends and colleagues both in the Bay Area and elsewhere; all the liner notes throughout Tjader's prolific recorded output; and interviews with the man himself as well as relevant articles and books. An exhaustive discography chronicles all his sessions.



Jazz Day

Jazz Day Author Roxane Orgill
ISBN-10 9780763669546
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 66
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"When "Esquire" magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them?... In a captivating collection of poems, Roxane Orgill steps into the frame of "Harlem 1958," bringing to life the musicians mischief and quirks, their memorable style, and the vivacious atmosphere of a Harlem block full of kids on a hot summer's day"--



Hot Jazz for Sale

Hot Jazz for Sale Author Cary Ginell
ISBN-10 0557351464
Release 2010
Pages 332
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For over 40 years, the Jazz Man Record Shop was Hollywood's haven and hangout for collectors of jazz records. Through its portals passed music's greatest stars, from Louis Armstrong to the Rolling Stones, as well as some of Hollywood's most famous personalities, including Orson Welles and Mel Torme. In the 1940s, the Jazz Man record label launched a worldwide revival of traditional jazz with its groundbreaking recordings by Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band. This book traces the fascinating history of this monument to American entrepreneurship, utilizing interviews, primary resources, and over 150 photographs and illustrations.



A Life in Jazz

A Life in Jazz Author Danny Barker
ISBN-10 9781349099368
Release 2016-07-27
Pages 223
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As a musician who grew up in New Orleans, and later worked in New York with the major swing orchestras of Lucky Millinder and Cab Calloway, Barker is uniquely placed to give an authoritative but personal view of jazz history. In this book he discusses his life in music, from the children's 'spasm' bands of the seventh ward of New Orleans, through the experience of brass bands and jazz funerals involving his grandfather, Isidore Barbarin, to his early days on the road with the blues singer Little Brother Montgomery. Later he goes on to discuss New York, and the jazz scene he found there in 1930. His work with Jelly Roll Morton, as well as the lesser-known bands of Fess Williams and Albert Nicholas, is covered before a full account of his years with Millinder, Benny Carter and Calloway, including a description of Dizzy Gillespie's impact on jazz, is given. The final chapters discuss Barker's career from the late 1940s. Starting with the New York dixieland scene at Ryan's and Condon's he talks of his work with Wilbur de Paris, James P. Johnson and This is Jazz, before discussing his return to New Orleans and New Orleans Jazz Museum. A collection of Barker's photographs,



But Beautiful

But Beautiful Author Geoff Dyer
ISBN-10 9781466869851
Release 2014-06-24
Pages 205
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"May be the best book ever written about jazz."—David Thomson, Los Angeles Times In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music, Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled lives of some of the greats: Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonious Monk creating his own private language on the piano. However, music is the driving force of But Beautiful, and wildly metaphoric prose that mirrors the quirks, eccentricity, and brilliance of each musician's style.



Finding Bix

Finding Bix Author Brendan Wolfe
ISBN-10 9781609385064
Release 2017-05-15
Pages 272
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Brendan Wolfe's Finding Bix is a personal and often surprising attempt to connect music, history, and legend. A native of Bix Beiderbecke's hometown of Davenport, Iowa, Wolfe grew up seeing Bix's iconic portrait on everything from posters to parking garages. He never heard his music, though, until cast to play a bit part in an Italian biopic filmed in Davenport. Then, after writing a newspaper review of a book about Beiderbecke, Wolfe unexpectedly received a letter from the late musician's nephew scolding him for getting a number of facts wrong. This is where Finding Bix begins: in Wolfe's good-faith attempt to get the facts right.



Drummin Men

Drummin  Men Author Burt Korall
ISBN-10 9780195176643
Release 2004-07-29
Pages 320
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Burt Korall is widely recognized as the most authoritative writer on jazz drumming. His first book Drummin' Men--The Heartbeat of Jazz: The Swing Era is considered a classic. Now, in this exciting sequel, Korall offers a richly informative history of drumming in the Bebop era. Korall looks at this music through the eyes of the musicians themselves, covering a whole range of important jazz drummers, but focusing upon the most original and significant--principally Kenny Clarke, Max Roach, and Art Blakey. Korall provides a knowledgeable background about the history of bebop--and the unfortunate and almost universal heroin addiction that swept through the jazz world in the wake of Charlie Parker's habit. The book contains Korall's own memoir of nearly 50 years in the jazz world, linked by his narrative of the careers of these drummers and their place in the bebop jazz scene.



The Jazzman s Trumpet

The Jazzman s Trumpet Author Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
ISBN-10 1609589122
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 192
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Excited to cover a jazz concert for the paper, Kit instead finds herself playing detective once pranks threaten to cancel the show, a trumpet goes missing, and she is accused of theft.



The Axeman s Jazz

The Axeman s Jazz Author Ray Celestin
ISBN-10 9781447258872
Release 2014-05-08
Pages 336
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Inspired by a true story, set against the heady backdrop of jazz-filled, mob-ruled New Orleans, The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestin is a gripping thriller announcing a major talent in historical crime fiction. Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel of the Year. Shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award As recommended on the Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer - The Axeman - stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him: Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot - Heading up the official investigation, but struggling to find leads, and harbouring a grave secret of his own. Former detective Luca d'Andrea - Now working for the mafia; his need to solve the mystery of The Axeman is every bit as urgent as that of the authorities. And Ida - A secretary at the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Obsessed with Sherlock Holmes and dreaming of a better life, she stumbles across a clue which lures her and her musician friend, Louis Armstrong, to the case - and into terrible danger . . . As Michael, Luca and Ida each draw closer to discovering the killer's identity, The Axeman himself will issue a challenge to the people of New Orleans: play jazz or risk becoming the next victim.



Blue Like Jazz Movie Edition

Blue Like Jazz  Movie Edition Author Donald Miller
ISBN-10 9781400204595
Release 2012-04-09
Pages 256
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This contemporary classic gets a limited edition makeover with movie art and a new preface from Donald Miller. In print for nearly a decade, Blue Like Jazz has earned a coveted spot on readers’ shelves and in their hearts. Many have said that Donald Miller expressed exactly what they were feeling but couldn’t find the words to say themselves. In this landmark book that changed what people expected from Christian writers, that changed what people needed for their spiritual journeys, Donald Miller takes readers through a real life striving to understand relationship with God. Heartwarming and hilarious, poignant and unexpected, Blue Like Jazz has become a contemporary classic. For anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a postmodern culture, thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is real, or yearning for a renewed sense of passion in life . . . Blue Like Jazz is a fresh and original perspective on life, love, and redemption.



What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky

What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky Author Lesley Nneka Arimah
ISBN-10 9781472239624
Release 2017-04-06
Pages 176
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A stunning collection of short stories from Caine-Prize shortlisted and Commonwealth Writer's Prize winner Lesley Nneka Arimah, WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY is a debut with all the imagination of Helen Oyeyemi's The Icarus Girl and the toughness of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels. 'When Enebeli Okwara sent his girl out in the world, he did not know what the world did to daughters'. The daughters, wives and mothers in Lesley Nneka Arimah's remarkable debut collection find themselves in extraordinary situations: a woman whose mother's ghost appears to have stepped out of a family snapshot, another who, exhausted by childlessness, resorts to fashioning a charmed infant out of human hair, a 'grief worker' with a miraculous ability to remove emotional pain - at a price. What unites them is the toughness of the world they inhabit, a world where the future is uncertain, opportunities are scant, and fortunes change quicker than the flick of a switch. Characterised by their vividness, immediacy and the author's seemingly endless ability to conjure worlds at once familiar and unsettlingly different, this collection showcases the work of an extraordinarily talented writer at the start of a brilliant career.



Invisible man

Invisible man Author Ralph Ellison
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046494509
Release 1994
Pages 572
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A Black man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility